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Beneficiary Perception                                   School Culture and Attitudes                                     ...
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Mnth youth truth 2010 11

  1. 1. CONFIDENTIAL YouthTruth A Beneficiary Perception Report A Beneficiary Perception Report prepared for  Manor New Technology High School gy g February 2011 675 Massachusetts Avenue   7th Floor   Cambridge, MA  02139 100 Montgomery Street  Suite 1700   San Francisco, CA 941040  www.effectivephilanthropy.org   CONFIDENTIAL © Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.
  2. 2. Beneficiary Perception Contents Report I. Introduction 2 II. Executive Summary and Overall Items 7 III. Themes of Student Perceptions a) ) Relationships with Teachers p 12 b) School Culture and Attitudes 19 c) Future Goals and Aspirations 24 d) Life Outside of High School 35 e) Rigor of Classes and Instruction 40 IV. Assessment of School Support Services 57 V. V Summary of Qualitative Feedback 62 VI. Review of Findings and Areas for Discussion 67 VII. Student Demographics and School Resources 74 VIII. VIII Appendix 86 oductionI. Intro 1 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  3. 3. Beneficiary Perception Background Report  The YouthTruth Beneficiary Perception Report (BPR) helps schools assess their performance, performance compared to other schools, by documenting students ‘ perceptions schools about their school experience and about how well their school is preparing them for their future. - The YouthTruth BPR shows an individual school its students ‘ perceptions relative to those of other students at schools whose students were surveyed. U l th f th t d t t h l h t d t d Unless otherwise th i noted, this report provides comparative data from 119 schools, collected across four rounds of surveying since 2009. With only 119 schools in the comparative dataset, this should not be considered a comprehensive benchmarking study. - Questions on the Y hT h survey seek to understand many aspects of students ‘ Q i h YouthTruth k d d f d experiences, including: - Impressions of their school culture - Perceptions of the rigor of their classes and instruction - Perceptions about how their school experience is helping them achieve their goals - Their relationships with teachers and with adults outside of school, and - Perceptions about the strengths and weaknesses of their school. - Student perceptions should be interpreted in light of the particular philosophy, oduction educational approach, and local context of a given school. As such, a “lower rating” on a p particular dimension is not necessarily negative if that topic is not a focus for a g y g p givenI. Intro school. 2 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  4. 4. Beneficiary Perception Methodology (1) Report  This YouthTruth Beneficiary Perception Report (BPR) contains data collected from students who attend 119 schools across 15 districts and networks 1 The details of Manor New Technology High networks. School ‘s surveys are: Number of Number of Survey Su ey e od Survey Period Stude ts Students Responses espo ses Response espo se Surveyed Received Rate2 November 2010 332 298 90% February 2010 305 288 94%  Manor New Technology High School (MNTHS) is compared to a cohort of schools from NewTech Network (NewTech). The schools that comprise this group are: NewTech Schools Algiers Technology Academy New Tech High @ Arsenal Anderson New Technology High School New Tech High @ Zion-Benton East Bogalusa New Tech High School New Technology High School: Napa Columbus Signature Academy -New Tech North Daviess 21st Century High School Da Vinci Charter Academy Sacramento New Technology High School oduction Danville New Tech High School Satellite Center Manor New Technology High School Student Empowerment Academy METSA @ R.L. Turner High School Tech Valley High School New Tech Academy @ Wayne High School Warren New Tech High SchoolI. Intro 1: For a list of participating districts and networks included in the comparative set, please see the appendix. 3 2: The average response rate for the 119 schools that have participated in YouthTruth is 79 percent. CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  5. 5. Beneficiary Perception Methodology (2) Report  Throughout this report, where possible, students ‘ average ratings at MNTHS are shown segmented by the following grade levels: Freshmen Sophomores Juniors and Seniors Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors.  Two students did not identify their grade level and are only included in MNTHS ‘s overall average. Grade Level Number of Students Freshmen 92 Sophomores 71 Juniors 70 Seniors 63 oductionI. Intro 4 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  6. 6. Beneficiary Perception Reading BPR Charts – Sample Charts Report Much of the student perception data in the BPR is presented in the formats below. These charts show a e age at gs o stude t espo ses o average ratings of student responses for MNTHS, the range of school ratings, and average ratings for S, t e a ge o sc oo at gs, a d a e age at gs o students by grade level, as applicable. Throughout the report, charts in this format are truncated from the full scale because school averages do not fall below a value of 2 on the 1-5 scale. Strongly Truncated Chart agree 5.0 50 Truncated Chart NewTech Grade Level Schools 1=Strongly 5=Strongly negative positive The solid black line represents Top of 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 the range between the average range school ratings of the highest and lowest rated schools in the cohort of NewTech schools. Somewhat agree 4.0 75th percentile Middle fifty percent of school average ratings The green bar represents the 50th percentile average student rating for t d t ti f (median) ( di ) MNTHS in ‘10-‘11. The purple bar represents the 25th percentile Full range of school average student rating for average ratings MNTHS in ‘09-‘10. The long red line represents Neither the average student rating of MNTHS ‘10-‘11 agree nor 3.0 the median school in the full disagree comparative set. MNTHS ‘09-‘10 Median NewTech oduction The blue bar represents the Bottom of School average student rating of the range Range of median school in the cohort of NewTech NewTech schools. SchoolsI. Intro Freshmen MNTHS Grade e The shapes represent the average ratings of Sophomores Level Somewhat disagree Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors 2.0 Juniors, and Seniors. 1=Strongly disagree Note: Scale ends at 2.0 Seniors 5 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  7. 7. Beneficiary Perception Contents Report I. Introduction 2 II. Executive Summary and Overall Items 7 III. Themes of Student Perceptions a) ) Relationships with Teachers p 12 b) School Culture and Attitudes 19 c) Future Goals and Aspirations 24 d) Life Outside of High School 35 e) Rigor of Classes and Instruction 40 ecutive Summa and Overa Items IV. Assessment of School Support Services 57 all V. V Summary of Qualitative Feedback 62 VI. Review of Findings and Areas for Discussion 67 VII. Student Demographics and School Resources 74 ary VIII. VIII Appendix 86II. Exe 6 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  8. 8. Beneficiary Perception Executive Summary Report Students at Manor New Technology High School (“MNTHS”) rate their school very positively overall and more positively than students at the typical school that has participated in YouthTruth. MNTHS is also rated more positively than the typical NewTech Network school on most measures within this report. Students agree more strongly than typical that they are getting a high quality education at MNTHS. One MNTHS student comments, “Manor NewTech is going to get me somewhere…. I am certain that this school is going to get me where I need and hope to be.” When looking at student ratings across time, MNTHS ‘10-‘11 is rated higher than ratings received in ‘09-‘10 on nearly all measures within this report. Student-teacher relationships at MNTHS are rated more positively than is typical. Compared to students at the typical school, students at MNTHS indicate that more of their teachers are willing to give extra help on school work if needed, try to be fair, and make an effort to understand what their life is like outside of school. Students comment on their supportive teachers that “care about [students] getting…work done on time and correctly. They encourage [students] to ask a lot of questions to really understand what [they are] learning.” They also agree more strongly than typical that there is at least one teacher who would write them a recommendation for a job, program, scholarship, or college, and that their teachers ‘ expectations make them want to do their best. Students at MNTHS continue to have more positive perceptions of their school culture than do students at the typical school. MNTHS students more strongly agree than typical that there is respect between adults and students and that their classmates care about succeeding academically. They also more strongly agree that they enjoy coming to school than is typical. When asked to indicate the most ecutive Summa and Overa Items important thing that their school provides to help them do their best in class, students most frequently mention the positive culture at MNTHS. One student comments, “If we wanna give up the teachers and students won’t let us because of our culture.” Students agree more strongly all than typical that discipline at MNTHS is fair although some students continue to mention “disrespectful” and “disruptive students ” fair, disrespectful disruptive students. Compared to students at the typical school, students at MNTHS more strongly agree that they will have more options after graduating because of what their school has done for them. A larger proportion of students expect to go to a four-year college than is typical, and students more strongly agree that MNTHS has helped them develop the skills and knowledge they will need for college and has helped them understand the steps needed in order to apply to college. One student says, “I will have many options for me once I graduate ary because this school has given me and continues to give me more knowledge of what is in store for me in the future ” Students at MNTHS future. report a typical frequency of conversations with adults at school about their future. The rigor of classes and instruction at MNTHS is rated higher than typical. Students agree more strongly than typical that the work they do in class makes them think and that their teachers understand the subjects they are teaching. Students most frequently mention better course selection at MNTHS as a way in which the school could change to help students do their best in class. Students comment on wanting more course electives saying “It would be cool that when we have all the classes we need to get our credits if there are extra classes we electives, saying, It that, credits,II. Exe could take to fill in the periods.” While students report spending a typical amount of time on homework outside of class, they frequently request more time to do work in school. “We have a lot of work here and lots to do. It is a challenging school and I work very hard in class to get what I need done, but sometimes there isn ‘t enough time. I would like a study hall to get with my groups and work or to just do extra credit,” says one student. 7 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  9. 9. Beneficiary Perception Options After Graduating from High School Report When asked whether they agree that they would have more options after graduating because of what their school has done for them, students at MNTHS rate their school:  Higher than students at the median school  Higher than students at the median NewTech school Increased Options After Graduation Selected Student Comments Strongly agree 5.0 NewTech Schools Grade Level Top of  “I think that this school is getting you ready for the real range world. The experience I gain here at Manor New Technology High School will help me when and if I find myself struggling in the future. I feel that all my Sophomores overlaps Freshmen. hard work will eventually pay off ” off. 75th percentile MNTHS ‘09-‘10 overlaps  “Any high school could have got me into the program I Median NewTech School. am in. 99.9 percent of the workforce went to regular ecutive Summa and Overa Items Somewhat 4.0 50th percentile schools. They are doing just fine. It is ignorant to think agree (median) I will do better than all of them because of New Tech.” all  “We get more credits and since everything is project We 1-5 Scale 25th percentile based and you have to work with people in your group like you would with people at a job, I feel like we have a head start. We ‘re already used to working with partners and working things out and presenting, when MNTHS ‘10-‘11 ary Neither kids from mot other high schools are not.” agree nor MNTHS ‘09 ‘10 09- 10 3.0  “This school has not prepared me for college, the disagree Bottom of range Median NewTech courses are not challenging enough.” School Range of  “I believe that this school prepares me for the college NewTech experiences I ‘ll encounter more than if I attended the Schools Freshmen regular high school.” MNTHS GradeII. Exe Sophomores Level Juniors Somewhat 2.0 Seniors disagree Note: Scale ends at 2.0 1=Strongly disagree 8 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  10. 10. Beneficiary Perception Quality of Education Report When asked how strongly they believe they are getting a high-quality education, students at MNTHS rate:  Higher than students at the median school g  Higher than students at the median NewTech school I am getting a high quality education at this school Strongly agree 5.0 50 NewTech Grade Level Schools Top of range 75th percentile Somewhat 4.0 50th percentile ecutive Summa and Overa Items agree (median) 1-5 Scale all 25th percentile til MNTHS ‘10-‘11 ary Neither agree MNTHS ‘09-‘10 nor disagree 3.0 g Bottom of Median range NewTech School Range of NewTech Schools Freshmen MNTHS Grade Sophomores G Level lII. Exe Juniors Somewhat disagree 2.0 Seniors Note: Scale ends at 2.0 1=Strongly disagree 9 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  11. 11. Beneficiary Perception Pride and Enjoyment Report On the measure of students ‘ pride in their school work, On the measure of how much students enjoy coming to MNTHS is rated: school, MNTHS is rated:  Higher than the median school  Higher than the median school  Higher than the median NewTech school  Higher than the median NewTech school I take pride in my school work I enjoy coming to school most of Strongly Strongly the time agree 5.0 agree 5.0 NewTech Grade Level NewTech Grade Level Schools Schools Top of range p g Seniors overlaps Sophomores. 75th percentile Top of Somewhat 50th percentile Somewhat range agree 4.0 agree 4.0 (median) 25th percentile 75th percentile p ns emes of Stude Perception 1-5 Scale th percentile 1-5 Scale 50 Bottom of (median) range 25th percentile MNTHS ‘10-‘11 ent Neither Neither agree nor 3.0 30 MNTHS ‘09 ‘10 09- 10 agree nor 3.0 30 disagree Median disagree NewTech School Range of NewTech Schools Bottom of Freshmen deIII. The range MNTHS Grad Sophomores Level Juniors Somewhat Somewhat disagree 2.0 Seniors disagree 2.0 Note: Scale ends at 2.0 Note: Scale ends at 2.0 1=Strongly disagree 1=Strongly disagree10 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  12. 12. Beneficiary Perception Contents Report I. Introduction 2 II. Executive Summary and Overall Items 7 III. Themes of Student Perceptions a) ) Relationships with Teachers p 12 b) School Culture and Attitudes 19 c) Future Goals and Aspirations 24 d) Life Outside of High School 35 e) Rigor of Classes and Instruction 40 IV. Assessment of School Support Services 57 ns V. V Summary of Qualitative Feedback 62 emes of Stude Perception VI. Review of Findings and Areas for Discussion 67 VII. Student Demographics and School Resources 74 ent VIII. VIII Appendix 86III. The11 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  13. 13. Beneficiary Perception Themes of Student Perceptions Report CEP grouped 32 individual questions from the YouthTruth survey into the five themes shown below. The five themes each include a summary measure capturing data from statistically related questions measure, that fall within that theme.1 Describes the extent to which students receive Relationships with Teachers personal and academic support from teachers Describes the school ‘s environment and the s School Culture and Attitudes degree to which students experience a fair and respectful school culture 32 Individual Describes students ‘ goals for their future and Questions Future Goals and Aspirations activities they engage in to support these goals ns emes of Stude Perception Describes how students ‘ lives outside of school Life Outside of High School impact their future plans Describes the degree to which students feel Rigor of Classes and Instruction challenged to work hard, think critically, and ent participate in rigorous classroom activitiesIII. The 1: To identify summary measures, CEP used maximum likelihood factor analysis, a statistical tool that analyzes underlying patterns in the data. The summary measures for Relationships with Teachers, School Culture and Attitudes, Future Goals and Aspirations, and Life Outside of High School include data collected from all schools that have participated in YouthTruth. The items comprising the Rigor of Classes and Instruction summary measure were added to the survey as of the November 2009 survey round, and therefore have only been asked of students attending the schools that have participated since then.12 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  14. 14. Beneficiary Perception Student Relationships with Teachers Report The Relationships with Teachers summary measure describes the degree to which students have positive interactions with teachers who are supportive and keep them on track academically. pp p y  MNTHS is rated higher than the median school on this measure.  MNTHS is rated higher than the median NewTech school on this measure. Survey Questions Included in Measure Relationships With Teachers Summary Measure How many of your t H f teachers are willing to give h illi t i More 5.0 extra help on school work if you need it? positive NewTech Grade Level relationships Schools How many of your teachers try to be fair? How many of your teachers believe you can get a good grade if you try? How many of your teachers are not just satisfied if Top of you pass; they care if you ‘re really learning? range How many of your teachers make connections 4.0 between what you ‘re learning in class to life 75th percentile ns outside the classroom? Seniors overlaps Sophomores Sophomores. emes of Stude Perception How many of your teachers make an effort to 50th percentile (median) understand what your life is like outside of school? 25th percentile ent MNTHS ‘10 ‘11 10- 11 3.0 Bottom of MNTHS ‘09-‘10 range Median NewTech School Range of NewTechIII. The Schools Freshmen 1=Less MNTHS Grade positive Sophomores Level relationships Juniors 2.0 Note: Scale ends at 2.0 Seniors13 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  15. 15. Beneficiary Perception Student Relationships with Teachers Report Average Rating Items Included in 1=None, 2=Few, 3=Half, 4=Most, 5=All Summary Measure 2.0 20 3.0 30 4.0 40 5.0 50 MNTHS ‘09-‘10 overlaps Median NewTech School. How many of your teachers are willing to give extra help on school work if you need it? y Sophomores overlaps Freshmen. How many of your teachers try ns to be fair? emes of Stude Perception How many of your teachers ent believe you can get a good grade if you try? Sophomores overlaps Freshmen. Note: Scales end at 2.0III. The Full range Middle fifty Median Range of Median MNTHS MNTHS of school percent of school NewTech NewTech Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors School ‘10-‘11 ‘09-‘10 avg. ratings avg. ratings School Schools14 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  16. 16. Beneficiary Perception Student Relationships with Teachers Report Average Rating Items Included In 1=None, 2=Few, 3=Half, 4=Most, 5=All Summary Measure 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 MNTHS ‘09-‘10 overlaps Median NewTech School. How many of your teachers are not just satisfied if you pass, j y p , they care if you ‘re really learning? How many of your teachers ns emes of Stude Perception make connections between what you ‘re learning in class to life outside of the classroom? ent How many of your teachers make an effort to understand what your life is like outside of school? Juniors overlaps Freshmen and Sophomores.III. The Note: Scales end at 2 0 2.0 Full range Middle fifty Median Range of Median MNTHS MNTHS of school percent of school NewTech NewTech Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors School ‘10-‘11 ‘09-‘10 avg. ratings avg. ratings School Schools15 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  17. 17. Beneficiary Perception Personal Support from Teachers Report When asked if there is at least one teacher who would When asked if there is at least one teacher who would write help them with a personal problem, students at MNTHS them a recommendation for a job, program, scholarship, or rate their school: college, students at MNTHS rate their school:  Similar to students at the median school  Higher than students at the median school  Similar to students at the median NewTech school  Higher than students at the median NewTech school One teacher…would help me with a One teacher…would write me a recommendation Strongly personal problem l bl Strongly for j b f a job, program, scholarship, or college h l hi ll agree 5.0 agree 5.0 NewTech Grade Level NewTech Grade Level Schools Schools Top of Top of range range 75th percentile MNTHS ‘09-‘10 overlaps Sophomores overlaps Freshmen. Median NewTech School. 50th percentile Somewhat Somewhat agree 4.0 75th percentile agree 4.0 (median) MNTHS ‘10-‘11 overlaps Median NewTech School. 25th percentile ns 50th percentile emes of Stude Perception 1-5 Scale e 1-5 Scale (median) Bottom of 25thpercentile range Bottom of range MNTHS ‘10-‘11 ent Neither Neither agree nor 3.0 agree nor 3.0 MNTHS ‘09-‘10 disagree disagree Median NewTech School Range of NewTech SchoolsIII. The Freshmen F h MNTHS Grade Sophomores Level Juniors Somewhat Somewhat disagree 2.0 disagree 2.0 Seniors Note: Scale ends at 2.0 Note: Scale ends at 2.0 1=Strongly disagree 1=Strongly disagree16 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  18. 18. Beneficiary Perception What Students Are Saying… Report Below are selected student comments related to the theme of Student Relationships with Teachers. For a full list of comments, please see your Student Comments Table. Selected Comments – Student Relationships with Teachers  “No matter what question I have, teachers will answer anything. Even when I need help with my homework, I can email them and they will respond.”  “There are some teachers who doesn ‘t give g g good directions or g give directions that has nothing to do with the work that they have assigned and then I become confused on what was going on.”  “Having teachers give me extra help in certain things that I don ‘t understand or have trouble ns doing is of big help because when they individually sit with me and explain in a better specific emes of Stude Perception way, helps me understand better and be more positive towards the work I get done and improves my grade much more.”  “All of my teachers are great, but sometimes they don ‘t explain the assignment or project well ent enough, enough so us students find it rather difficult to complete the given task ” task.  “I know I can always go to my teachers if I need help with anything.”III. The17 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  19. 19. Beneficiary Perception Contents Report I. Introduction 2 II. Executive Summary and Overall Items 7 III. Themes of Student Perceptions a) ) Relationships with Teachers p 12 b) School Culture and Attitudes 19 c) Future Goals and Aspirations 24 d) Life Outside of High School 35 e) Rigor of Classes and Instruction 40 IV. Assessment of School Support Services 57 ns V. V Summary of Qualitative Feedback 62 emes of Stude Perception VI. Review of Findings and Areas for Discussion 67 VII. Student Demographics and School Resources 74 ent VIII. VIII Appendix 86III. The18 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  20. 20. Beneficiary Perception School Culture and Attitudes Report The School Culture summary measure describes the level of perceived respect between adults and students and the degree to which students believe their classmates care about succeeding. g g  MNTHS is rated higher than the median school on this measure.  MNTHS is rated higher than the median NewTech school on this measure. School Culture Summary Measure More positive 5.0 NewTech Grade Level culture Schools Survey Questions Included in Summary Measure Most students in this school treat adults with respect. Top of Most students in this school want to do well in class. 4.0 range Most adults in this school treat students with ns emes of Stude Perception respect. t 75th percentile MNTHS ‘09-‘10 overlaps Median NewTech School. Discipline in this school is fair. 50th percentile (median) ent MNTHS ‘10-‘11 3.0 25th percentile MNTHS ‘09-‘10 Median NewTech School Range of Bottom of NewTech range SchoolsIII. The Freshmen MNTHS Grade Sophomores 1=Less Level positive Juniors culture 2.0 Seniors Note: Scale ends at 2.019 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  21. 21. Beneficiary Perception School Culture and Attitudes Report Average Rating Items Included in It I l d di 1=Strongly disagree, 2=Somewhat disagree, Summary Measure 3=Neither agree nor disagree, 4=Somewhat agree, 5=Strongly agree 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 Most students in this school treat adults with respect. MNTHS ‘09-‘10 overlaps Median NewTech School. p Most students in this school want to do well in class. Seniors overlaps Sophomores. ns emes of Stude Perception Most adults in this school treat students with respect. ent Juniors overlaps Freshmen. Freshmen Discipline in this school is fair.III. The Juniors overlaps Freshmen. Note: Scales end at 2.0 Full range Middle fifty Median Range of Median MNTHS MNTHS of school percent of school NewTech NewTech Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors School ‘10-‘11 ‘09-‘10 avg. ratings avg. ratings School Schools20 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011
  22. 22. Beneficiary Perception What Students Are Saying… Report Below are selected student comments related to the theme of School Culture and Attitudes. For a full list of comments, please see your Student Comments Table. Selected Comments – School Culture and Attitudes  “I feel like I will be respected and accepted and so when I do work with my peers I can speak my opinions and ideas and contribute to the work more effectively.”  “It is tiring to have to have the teacher take time off from teaching to deal with p g g problem students. They just need to grow up…. Those few students are also the ones who are getting privileges taken away from others.”  “In my old school there was lots of cussing and fighting but since I came to MNTHS there is ns lots less violence and cussing it makes me feel safe and all the students here are nice ” cussing, nice. emes of Stude Perception  “Offer more extracurricular activities or interaction with other schools. I know that the school has 4 years opened but they need to work more on providing more activities for the students to be involved with the school for example our own [sports] teams." ent  “We are a small school and we know each other well. The teachers give us good one-on- one attention. I feel safe here and this is a really really fun place to be.”III. The21 CONFIDENTIAL  © The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.  2/10/2011

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